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IQ / Bio

- IQ (Intentionally Quaint), Rapper/Producer, was born and raised in LA, but is now back and forth between LA and San Jose,CA.

- His personal musical influences include: J Dilla, 9th Wonder, Hi-Tek, Kanye West, Pharell, Diamond D, Marley Mar, RZA, Thes One and Timbaland.

- This music guru has been producing for 5 years, and plans to continue using his creativity towards making dope music for many more years to come.

- He started a group called "Humble Beginningz" with DJ Blizz (XM Radio/Foxxhole) and MC Dreamer. Their influences included A Tribe Called Quest, De La Soul and The Jungle Brothers, along with early 90's rap.

- Currently, he is in a duo called "The Illustrators" with rapper, Ghambit (Watsonville, CA), and a member of the production group "XChange Leaders."

- IQ is also a radio disc jockey on 90.5 KSJS, and can be heard through the radio airwaves, Wednesdays 6-10AM on "The Countdown" (San Jose State University College Radio).

- He picked up turntablism through affiliation with Funk Lab, and of course, KSJS. You can catch this upcoming DJ spinnin' at major events at local hot spots.

- Completed projects include: The Illustrators, Black Spade Project, Chapter Two, Back to the Basics, Writing with a Loaded Tecc, and IQ on the Beats Vol. 1

- Artists that IQ has worked with include: Ghambit, Rey Ressurreccion, Solis Cin, Apakalips, Projekt Seer and more

General Info

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Hip Hop / Golden Era / Soul

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San Jose, CA
Rowena Day